Eric Dye of Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio recently held an interview with entrepreneur and philanthropist Sanjay Shah. The show helps new entrepreneurs get advice, motivation, information and inspiration from other successful entrepreneurs from different sectors across the globe. In this interview, Sanjay Shah was given the opportunity to share his journey in creating Solo Capital, one of the biggest investment firms in the world. He also shared some advice on becoming a successful business owner and the motivation behind the creation of Autism Rocks, a non-profit philanthropic organization.
Sanjay Shah is a well-known public figure thanks to Autism Rocks. Autism Rocks is a charity organization that he established in 2011 to help raise awareness and funds for autism research. He started the organization after his son, Nikhil, was diagnosed with the neurodevelopmental disorder in 2011.
During the interview, Sanjay Shah was asked what the secret to succeeding in business is. He said that it is essential for anyone thinking of starting a new business not to underestimate the amount of money they need to launch the business. He also added that it is also important to not assume that you can actually do all the work yourself.
Since he founded Autism Rocks, Sanjay Shah has had to figure out a way to combine his love for his family and music which he has used to drive Autism Rocks into the success it is now. Autism Rocks raises money through holding concerts, and the proceeds are usually given to Cambridge University’s Autism Research Center. Since its establishment, Autism Rocks has held a number of concerts featuring some of the world’s best musicians including Snoop Dogg, Drake and Lenny Kravitz among other famous DJ’s. The 2016 Autism Rocks concert is just around the corner, and it is expected that this year, Florida and Tyga are going to be among the performers.
Sanjay Shah was born in Kenya, but his family later relocated to London. He is an alumni of Kings College where he studied medicine. After graduating, he opted for a career in the financial world and hence worked as a banker for a number of commercial organizations including Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. During the financial crisis of 2009, Sanjay Shah lost his job and decided to start his own company. That is how Solo Capital was established.
Sanjay Shah grew the business rapidly. Within five years, the company was estimated to be worth $280 million. Today, it stands tall among some of the biggest financial investment businesses in the world. Sanjay Shah also owns close to 30 other companies spread across the world in Luxembourg, The British Virgin Islands, Dubai, London, The Cayman Islands and Malta.
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